An old cottage was demolished to make room for this beautiful lake home but care was taken to preserve an existing boat house and wood stairway to the lake. Lynn designed this home, using a floor plan from a previously built cottage and a photo of an exterior the owner provided, as a basis for this unique design. The exterior deck was constructed to protect the space below, so it could be used for outdoor living on rainy days. Provisions were made to allow for installation of roll up screens, which will offer the option of turning the space into a screened in area when desired. Year 'round living was the long range plan for the owner's of this lake home on Big Long Lake. The owners enjoyed this 4 bedroom home so much the first summer, the plans to make it their year 'round residence were expedited. We were [...]
Pictured are two homes with the same floor plan but distinctly different facades. These 4 bedroom two-stories with the master bedroom on the main level, offer 3 full bath and a powder room. They serve as a good example of why it may be best to concentrate on the floor plan first when determining what you want in your custom home. The exterior of a home is much more adaptable to the floor plan than the inverse.
Built on a bluff overlooking Cedar Creek, this secluded setting seems miles away from the predominantly flat landscape of Allen County. The use of stone and brick on the facade of this home is uniquely beautiful and complimentary with the natural setting. Lynn, along with the owner, designed this home to fit their needs and wishes. The home is conditioned by an open-loop geothermal system and the project included a unattached garage with matching exterior materials.
Telecommuting is extremely common these days and enabling the owner to work from home was a very important factor in the layout of this home. The home office is tucked away from the rest of the home, being located over the garage and served by its own stairway. While designing this feature, Lynn felt it would be necessary for the office to have a bath for convenience, as well. The home boasts an expansive custom kitchen and over-sized laundry room/craft area. The mater suite is on the main floor and, being on a wooded lot, the screened porch was a necessity.